Schoolchildren here in West Yorkshire are being taught that talking about problems is the best way to solve them.
The NSPCC School Service are in West Yorkshire schools this week- giving their advice and guidance how to get through any form of bullying or abuse.
Along with the charity, we took a visit to Cavendish Primary School in Eccleshill this week, to make the pupils more aware. As a radio station we are also aiming to drive neglected children to build their confidence and come forward if they feel troubled. This week we are promoting a Speak, Share, STOP campaign for young children to follow and take part in. The campaign encourages pupils to speak to someone about their troubles, in order for protection groups such as NSPCC to bring it to a stop.
Two volunteers, Elizabeth Smith and Sarah Fairlamb, produced an assembly for Key stage one and two pupils. They told Pulse 1 & Pulse 2: “Sometimes they don’t want to worry you or upset you, so it’s actually really important that they learn from these assemblies that they can speak to anybody they trust and that’s ok with you.”
“The reason it is really important that we are here in primary schools, is because it has been discovered over the years, that children often don’t recognise the signs of abuse, they don’t understand it because they don’t have a name for it and they don’t know who to talk to about it.”
The child protection plan aims to make more and more children aware of what is available to them within the West Yorkshire area and beyond and for them to know they are not alone.
Click Play to listen again to Cavendish Primary School on our news
And remember Speak, Share, STOP!